Definitions of effector

  1. one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
  2. an organ ( a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
  3. a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
  4. An effecter.
  5. Sherrington's term for one of the nerve- endings within the muscles, glands, etc.; distinguished from receptor.
  6. One who effects; one who produces or causes; a maker or creator.
  7. One who.

Usage examples for effector

  1. The reed portion of the instrument acting alone can only express emotional feeling; the resonator, the effector of articulate speech, is the instrument of intelligence, will, and feeling. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott